When comparing the Chevrolet Impala's and the Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the Chevrolet Impala has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Impala's and the Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the Chevrolet Impala is a better car than the Ford Fusion.
Chevrolet Impala vs. Ford Fusion Pricing
A used 2020 Chevrolet Impala ranges from $18,891 to $29,978 while a used 2020 Ford Fusion is priced between $17,976 to $25,944.
Chevrolet Impala vs. Ford Fusion Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Chevrolet Impala loses 51.7 percent of its value and the Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value. This means the Ford Fusion retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Chevrolet Impala.
Chevrolet Impala vs. Ford Fusion Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Impala is 8.4 out of 10 while the Ford Fusion's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Impala being ranked 3 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Chevrolet Impala vs. Ford Fusion Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Chevrolet Impala is 8.7 out of 10. For the Ford Fusion the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Chevrolet Impala a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Fusion.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Chevrolet Impala’s base engine makes 305 horsepower, and the Ford Fusion base engine makes 175 horsepower. The Impala is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles.This gives the Ford Fusion the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Chevrolet Impala the advantage in maximum range. The Impala uses e85, regular unleaded, and the Fusion uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Chevrolet Impala, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Ford Fusion, a midsize car, has the advantage in the area of rear head room. The Chevrolet Impala and Ford Fusion are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Chevrolet Impala and the Ford Fusion have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.